Three more Metro meetings on Universities rail

Metro has three more open house meetings in the next two weeks to discuss the Universities rail line.

The following open house sessions have been scheduled to convey important updated information.

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Select
Address: 2712 Southwest Freeway
Parking: Parking garage – expense covered by METRO

Date: Monday, July 24, 2006
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Third Ward Multi Service Center
Address: 3611 Ennis
Parking: Surface parking lot and surrounding side streets

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Address: 5501 South Main Street
Parking: Lot across from Church and surrounding streets

These sessions are being held in wheelchair-accessible locations. Any persons requiring translation or other special communication accommodations should contact METRO Community Outreach at 713-739-4018 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting they plan to attend. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

For bus route information, call 713-635-4000 or click here to use our online Trip Planner.

The reason for the meetings:

Three public meetings over the next two weeks may be the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s last chance to allay fear and opposition over a possible Richmond route for its planned University light rail line.

On Thursday, Metro President and CEO Frank Wilson and board Chairman David Wolff gave a status report on the project to U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, whose support is crucial to Metro’s obtaining federal funds for it.

Culberson said afterward that he agreed to wait until two weeks after the first public meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, before making his decision on the project.


Culberson said he would consider input from constituents but give most weight to “Richmond residents and business and property owners.”

Christof explains why the Universities line is so important. Check it out.

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3 Responses to Three more Metro meetings on Universities rail

  1. Dennis says:

    Houstonians elected Culberson, we deserve whatever he does to us.

  2. kevin whited says:

    Christof’s interpretation of Rep. Culberson’s statement from yesterday is interesting. I don’t know how Christof gets that from the text.

    But at least he links to Culberson’s words. KHOU didn’t even bother to get a comment from Rep. Culberson’s office for their story, instead relying on unnamed METRO officials and two Richmond rail advocates.

  3. PDiddie says:

    Dennis, the good Houstonians of the 7th Congressional District have a much better option than to re-elect John “More hot towels, Mr. DeLay?” Culberson.

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